August 18, 1937 - October 2, 2020
Rose Ann Keenan Yowell was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, the daughter of Louis Edward Keenan and Mary Madeline Shannon Keenan. On November 26, 1958 she married the love of her life, Robert Joseph (Joe) Yowell at Sacred Heart Church in Farmington. Joe’s job with Exxon had them move from state to state over the years eventually settling in New Orleans in 1977. Rose Ann worked as a bookkeeper at Petro Marine Engineering for many years. After her retirement she volunteered as a hospice care sitter, tutored with a local school program and supported several area food banks and churches. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three siblings. Rose Ann is survived by four children: Laura Cespedes and husband Ernie; Marge Berry and husband Rick; Kate Wendel; Molly Hotard and husband Eugene. Grandchildren that were blessed to have Rose Ann for a grandmother are Ronnie Wendel and wife, Sarah; Joe Cespedes; Mike Berry and wife, Rachel; Alex Wendel and wife, Livy; Madeline Berry; Monica Hotard; Will Cespedes; Olivia Hotard; Victoria Hotard; Holly Hotard; Andree Cespedes Arendt and husband Ben; Amy Cespedes Glisan; Annie Cespedes. Grandma Rose Ann enjoyed her great grandchildren, Marly, Lilah and Sawyer Wendel; Emmy Kate Wendel; Jane Rose Berry; Lainey, Zachary and Lucy Arendt; Joshua and Matthew Glisan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 6201 Stratford Place, New Orleans, LA 70131, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:30 PM with visitation at church on Wednesday beginning 1:30 PM. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Gretna LA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mrs. Yowell to be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123.
Rose Ann Keenan Yowell was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, the daughter of Louis Edward Keenan and Mary Madeline Shannon Keenan. On November 26, 1958 she married the love of her life, Robert Joseph (Joe) Yowell at Sacred Heart... View Obituary & Service Information
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